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Scorpions – Audio Fidelity Records To Release Scorpions “Blackout” On Limited Edition Numbered Hybrid SACD

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Camarillo, CA – Rock fans worldwide rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing rock legends Scorpions most successful album “Blackout” on limited edition numbered hybrid SACD! “Blackout”, their eighth studio album, is Scorpions at their peak… it is the band’s 1982 break-through album that made them global superstars. Every song is a gem and this album contains a splendid balance of pop/rock, power ballads and catchy hard rock. Scorpions dish-out fist-poundin’ anthems like the top ten hit “No One Like You” then turn around and offer the soul-stirring ballad “When the Smoke is Going Down”.

Klaus Meine is a singer who knows how to wring the last ounce of impact from each song.The band sounds great as highlighted by the fast-paced performances of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs. Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz add a tight and powerful drum and bass bottom.”Blackout” is the band’s most solid and rockin’ album. Dieter Dierks production is immaculate. A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the album.

” ‘Blackout’ just flat-out kicks butt and is one of the most highly anticipated releases in our history.” – Marshall Blonstein, Audio Fidelity President

Tracks:

  1. Blackout
  2. Can’t Live Without You
  3. No One Like You
  4. You Give Me All I Need
  5. Now!
  6. Dynamite
  7. Arizona
  8. China White
  9. When The Smoke Is Going Down

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Production:

Dieter Dierks – producer, engineer

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/scorpions-blackout

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Source: Glass Onyon PR

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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SCORPIONS – Respond To James Kottak’s Detainment In Dubai

Posted in metal bands, music news, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the SCORPIONS Facebook page, on April 30th, 2014:

Dear fans,

When James Kottak arrived in Dubai at 3. april, he ran into problems at immigrations and got busted. Whatever happened is totally out of our control and we don’t know any details about it at this point. For the concerts in germany Johan Franzon, a swedish drummer, will take James seat. Please understand, we keep you posted, SCORPIONS.

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Website: http://www.the-scorpions.com/

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS. 

LONG LIVE JAMES KOTTAK.

CHERISH FREEDOM OF SPEECH, ART AND EXPRESSION, WHEREVER YOU CAN FIND IT IN THIS WORLD. WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.

Stone.

SCORPIONS “LIVE BITES” – 1995 Album Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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5 Out Of 5 METAL Fists!

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SCORPIONSLive Bites is a live album, released back in 1995, via Polygram Records. Live Bites contains 11 songs that were recorded in Leningrad, San Francisco, Mexico, Munich and Berlin. There are also 3 (previously unreleased) bonus studio tracks on this album: Edge Of Time, Heroes Don’t Cry and White Dove. The liner notes to this album doesn’t contain the recording dates for these live songs; I have read in a few places the dates are 1988 to 1995, just don’t quote me on these dates.

This is yet another fantastic album from the past where you’ll find some constipated fool out there that gave it a sub-par review. In my Metal opinion, this is the iconic Scorpions and this live album plays out brilliantly! I’ve seen the Scorpions live; trust me, this album gives me ostrich bumps all over my face and arms when played at MAXIMUM volume! Whoa. One very cool aspect about Live Bites is that it was produced to sound and feel like one continuous concert experience, with no breaks between the songs; the sounds of Scorpions fans going bonkers fills the gaps!

The entire band and vocalist Klaus Meine sound sensational throughout Live Bites. There are high energy moments to savor, with Tease Me Please Me, Alien Nation and Crazy World being 3 whiz-bang examples. The bonus studio tracks are such a worthy addition at the time, giving the fans both the heavy and softer side of the Scorpions. Heroes Don’t Cry and White Dove are 2 somber, well written and arranged ballads, while Edge Of Time rocks along quite favorably to my ears. Live Bites is an essential part of Scorpions history, hopefully you’ll share with my Metal enthusiasm! Metal be thy name. – Stone

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Above: Back cover to Live Bites

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

NO, THANK YOU, KLAUS!

Stone.

SCORPIONS “Blackout” – Limited Numbered Edition, Hybrid SACD Releasing On January 21st, Via Audio Fidelity

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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SCORPIONS – Releasing on January 21st, 2014, is the SCORPIONS seminal album, Blackout, as a SACD from Audio Fidelity. Not enough can be said for Germany’s highly influential and super legendary SCORPIONS! This SACD is a limited numbered edition and must be included in every SCORPION’s fans collection! Metal be thy name!

SCORPIONS BLACKOUT – Track Listing:

1. Blackout

2. Can’t Live Without You

3. No One Like You

4. You Give Me All I Need

5. Now!

6. Dynamite

7. Arizona

8. China White

9. When The Smoke Is Going Down

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SCORPIONS – Blackout Lineup:

Klaus Meine – lead vocals

Matthias Jabs – guitar

Rudolf Schenker – guitar

Francis Buchholz – bass

Herman Rarebell – drums, percussion

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Production: Dieter Dierks – producer, engineer

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

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A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the Blackout album.

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* Audio Fidelity: http://www.audiofidelity.net

* For more info on SCORPIONS:

Website: http://www.the-scorpions.com/

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SCORPIONS: “MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens” Releasing At End Of 2013!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Scorpions & Friends - MTV Unplugged - Athens - 2013

As Reported On Scorpions Official Website:

On September 11, September 12 and September 14, German Hard Rock legends SCORPIONS will play three concerts in Athens, Greece under the banner “MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens” at the Lycabettus Theatre over the roofs of the ancient city. For the first time in the history of the “MTV Unplugged” series, a concert in Greece under the open sky will take place.

The SCORPIONS will perform their biggest hits, album classics as well as some exclusive new songs in the typical sound and arrangement of “MTV Unplugged”. They will be supported by national and international surprise guests, to be announced at a later date.

Says the band: “‘MTV Unplugged’ was already top on our wish list and therefore we have gladly accepted the offer to stage these concerts as part of our farewell tour. We are [happy to be working] together with MTV on this very special event in Athens.”

“MTV Unplugged – Scorpions Live In Athens” will be released at the end of 2013 on CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc.

Tickets: www.viva.gr/tickets/music/scorpions

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

LONG LIVE SCOTT COVERDALE.

NO… THANK YOU, KLAUS!!!

Stone.

SCORPIONS ‘COMEBLACK’ – Heavy Metal Legends Do It Their Way, On Album Of Covers & Re-Recordings

Posted in classic rock, cover songs, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 20, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

SCORPIONS COMEBLACK – The Scorpions latest CD release, Comeblack, is a combination of  seven re-recorded classics from their legendary catalog of albums along with six Classic Rock cover songs. I realize there are fans who don’t applaud when a band makes an album of cover songs and I understand that. Personally, I enjoy hearing a band covering other band’s songs. I really am thrilled with Comeblack for more than half of this album is, essentially, the Scorpions covering themselves!

In my opinion, some of the re-recorded songs the Scorpions did for Comeblack are actually better than their own originals. I point to the first three songs on Comeblack to state my point: Rhythm Of Love, No One Like You and The Zoo. All three songs are outstanding Scorpions originals, yet on Comeblack each of these mentioned songs has a harder and edgier zeal to them, which I really dig, especially on one of my all-time favorites The Zoo. The harder energy on these three cover songs are so good and breathe some new life into them.

Unfortunately, I can’t state the same for the new versions of Rock You Like A Hurricane and Winds Of Change. I feel the original versions are superior to their re-recorded selves on Comeblack. Then again, these two songs are this iconic band’s biggest hits, so I imagine it would be almost impossible to improve on them. Blackout and Still Loving You are done well and both are very solid re-recordings. If there is one thing I would have done differently on this half of Comeblack, I would have included some of their lesser-known hits like Big City Nights, Alien Nation and In Trance and re-recorded them with the same updated heaviness.

Now for the cover songs. First of all, I find this a very interesting collection of songs to cover. For example, I was never a big fan of the song Tainted Love by the New Wave/Post-Punk band Soft Cell. Actually, I find it a very annoying song. Therefore, even before I heard this cover version by the Scorpions I was preparing to be disappointed. Man, was I surprised! The Scorpions came up huge here. What a terrific job the Scorpions did in creating what I would call a wuss of a song and transforming it into Metal!

Children of The Revolution and Tin Soldier are solidly done. Across The Universe is probably my biggest complaint, in terms of song selection for Comeblack. I can’t say I’m a big fan of this song. All Day And All Of The Night packs a good and Hard Rockin’ punch that I believe The Kinks would praise.

This brings me to the final song. The Scorpions end Comeblack with grand style! What do you get when you combine Klaus Meine, Metal guitar riffs by guitar legends Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs and a song written by The Rolling Stones? This is Scott Coverdale’s “Song Of The Year”: Ruby Tuesday. I can’t begin to tell you, just how much I love this cover version of Ruby Tuesday. After listening to this song over and over again, I’ve come to the conclusion that Ruby Tuesday was meant to be a Metal song and we’ve been delivered just that… 40 years later.

* Scorpions - Comeblack was released in November of 2011 on Sony Music.

* For more info on the SCORPIONS, click the link below:

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LONG LIVE SCORPIONS.

Scott Coverdale.

KLAUS MEINE – Get Well Soon And Merry Christmas To You From Metal Odyssey!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 13, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

As posted on the SCORPIONS Official Website – Friday, December 9th, 2011:

Dear Fans,

I want to thank you all for your fantastic support over the last few weeks and hope that you can understand why we had to cancel the concert in Tours. Unfortunately, I am suffering from a virus that I caught in France which totally knocked me out after the concert in Brussels! I was confined to bed with pneumonia and even though I’m slowly getting better, it will still take some time to get back to 100%. Nevertheless it was a fantastic year and I hope to see you all again in good health on the Final Sting tour 2012. I wish you all a Merry Christmas …..

Rock On……Klaus

Stone Says:

GET WELL KLAUS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!

THANK YOU FOR THE M3 ROCK FESTIVAL MEMORY!

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